We’re fans of the current Mitsubishi Triton’s looks. Granted, it isn’t everyone’s cup of sake but there’s a certain hint of a concept vehicle retained in the design that survived the leap from prototype to production and we love it for that.
So when Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) introduced a bare-bones, workhorse variant of the Triton, we’d argue that’s the best-looking pick-up in the often-unloved utilitarian low-rider pick-up segment.
That’s precisely what the Triton Quest is; a return of the entry-level workhorse badge for the Triton range.
Unlike the Triton Quest of the previous generation, this new one gets a turbo attached to its 2.5-litre turbodiesel engine. Numbers are 108hp and 200Nm of torque; nothing to write home about because all it’s meant to do is hard labour. Speaking of labour, the load capacity is 970kg.
There’s no power sent to the front wheels though, this is strictly a 4x2 with the five-speed manual sending power to the rear.
As you’d expect, it’s pretty spartan. Notable kit include 15-inch alloy wheels and automatic-levelling projector halogen headlights. A multi-information display delivers info such as mileage, range, service reminders and average fuel consumption.
You can have your Triton Quest in any colour of your choice so long as it’s White Diamond. Pricing starts at RM79,890.
Safety comprises dual SRS airbags, ABS and EBD, auto-speed adjustable wipers, auto door relock, power window timer and door ajar alarm.
Apart from the Quest, MMM also added a couple of enhancements to the existing Triton range. The Triton Adventure X now gets a 360-degree view monitor, a very welcome addition to navigating tight spots in large trucks.
It also receives a Driving Video Recorder that helps to record any potential incidents on the road to give the police evidence or provide us with dashcam videos that we all love to see. Lastly, there’s premium solar and security tint for all glass surfaces.
The Triton AT Premium also gets in on the Driving Video Recorder action with the addition of leather seats and a 7.0-inch touchscreen head unit with Apple Carplay and Android Auto.